Who loves a good Amish romance?
Hopefully you do! I know that I sure do. Not only do I love reading them, I love writing them!
Recently, I embarked on a new ebook only (for now) series called the Amish Quilts of Indiana. Each book is the story of a young Amish woman from Shipshewana, Indiana, as they find love. Sometimes they find it in unusual places. Other times under unusual circumstances. But love is what it’s about.
Take Annie and Becky. One wanted to marry a farmer and the other wouldn’t even think about such a thing! But sometimes life throws us curveballs. Plans don’t always work out exactly the way we wanted them to…but God knows what he’s doing. 😉
Have you read Annie’s Quilt and Becky’s Quilt yet?
I’ve written so many novels that you would think it comes second nature to me. But that’s not the case. Most of my novels are more than just plain old romances. Most of them examine different aspects of Amish life. Some follow characters throughout their marriage (i.e. Amanda and Alejandro <3) while others simply follow the courtship.
I love when readers write to me asking for a follow-up novel so that they can continue reading about the characters. Most of my books are standalones (think An Amish Buggy Ride, Belle, and Ella) while others do continue following the couple after marriage (The Tomato Patch Series and Amish Circle Letters).
But the bottom line is that readers of this genre want something special: romance. It doesn’t matter how it happens, just as long as it happens.
Isn’t that the way that it is in life? Most people spend the formative years of their young adult life seeking romance. That one true love who will make them see stars during the daytime and flowers at night. Love makes all things wonderful and glorious, doesn’t it? Nothing is better than the fresh budding relationship between two soul mates. And reading about them is the next best thing.
Sarah Price is the author of the Plain Fame series and the Amish of Ephrata series, among other books. She comes from a long line of devout Mennonites, and her writing reflects accurate and authentic stories based upon her own experiences with several Amish communities. Visit her at sarahpriceauthor.com and on Facebook.